In July 2014 I attended my first Fit Crew session at the small gym on Anna Maria Island. I introduced myself to Andrew and said that whatever he tells me to do I will do it. My commitment in choosing a Fit Crew lifestyle was in place. Having wrestled growing up and playing rugby in my late 20’s and early 30’s I was not new to team commitment and working hard. However, that need for being fit was lost after I put up my rugby boots. Continuing to work out in the normal gym setting was not doing it for me. In return the desire to work out became tougher and tougher.
What I found out right away with Fit Crew is that everything I missed playing high level sports was right there for me. The beauty of Fit Crew is that it becomes a lifestyle and not something you have to give up to stay competitive. Working out knowing that you don’t have to win or lose a starting position is awesome. My team now is Fit Crew. Seeing the triangle on so many diverse and age differential Fit Crew mates makes me proud to be included in such an exclusive group. The fact is that it’s not exclusive. It’s a great thing you have created that allows like minded, positive thinking, competitive people to have in their quest to be healthy and fit. It is for EVERYONE!
The facility! My company, Retailer Ad Placements, has been involved with advertising, marketing and promotions with the PGA tour and major college universities since 2004. The workout facility at Fit Crew is elite. Second to none and always committing itself to excellence. What I appreciate most is that they expect the best from us and continue to give us the best in return. If you haven’t been to Fit Crew do yourself a favor. Trust me it will change your life it you let it. I did.
Thank you so much for EVERYONE at Fit Crew who has made this place one of my favorites on the #3 Planet. And by that I am including our amazing trainers and teammates who push one another to be the best they can be.
“Andrew is more than just a trainer; he is a life coach.”
“I want to thank Andrew for his caring and knowledge of his craft’ I had an addiction issue and he not only coached me into shape but cared enough to keep me positive about beating my issue!
If I was late he would call and give me reasons to press on.”
“Thank you Andrew for showing me a life changing way to live and for getting me in the best shape ever!!!”
“Andrew has helped me out tremendously to get through some injuries and get my body prepared for several triathlons and running races, including Ironman Arizona and Escape from Alcatraz. He does a great job in laying out a plan based upon your goals.”
“Right before I made a transatlantic move to the area, I was worried about staying committed to my fitness journey and finding a gym that I liked in a new place. I came in for my first workout at Fit Crew only 3 days after arriving in Bradenton and haven’t looked back since!
Training with Andrew has helped me get to the best shape of my life. He’s pushed me to be stronger than I thought was ever possible, and I’m always excited to get into the gym for another session- they are always increasingly challenging and never the same.
Andrew’s level of commitment to helping clients achieve their goals is unmatched. There are so many fitness professionals that don’t have a fraction of his knowledge or passion for his craft. When I found out that I had a chronic shoulder injury, Andrew took the time to modify my workouts (both personal and group) so that I didn’t have to compromise my body or my goals. I’m sure that many trainers would have pushed me through workouts that made it worse or just cut me off as a client. That kind of dedication is a true testament to his hard work and character. Thank you Andrew!”
“I always thought I was in great shape, but I kept getting shoulder/back injuries that were interrupting my tennis career. I started working out with Niels and that all changed. We worked hard on building up an “armor” of muscle, which not only allowed me to stay on the court without injuries, but leaped my game to the next level. I will always be a big advocate of Niels’ program!”
“I spent 7 years in the military and 18 years as a cop. I can honestly say at age 45, I am in the best shape of my life thanks to Fit Crew. They are a dedicated group of individuals that will not only challenge you to push yourself, but help you realize your bodys potential.
The workouts not only keep me in shape, but help relieve stress from a long day at work. I started Fit Crew at 142 lbs, and now weigh 178 lbs.
They keep me physically and mentally at my best, so at night i can go home to my family.”
“Niels has been my personal and group trainer for close to 10 years. He has trained me to levels beyond what I thought I could do. His knowledge and dedication to athletes is one of the best in his industry. Being one of his oldest athletes, he has never made me feel like I couldn’t do what his younger athletes do. He has trained me to reach a national level in the NPC figure competitions. I highly recommend Niels for anyone striving to take their training to the next level.”
“I have been a part of the Fit Crew family for 4 years and have loved the group classes! For the last 8 months, I have also been personal training with Andrew Terman. I had amazing results while solely attending the group classes, but I am thrilled with the results of combining it with personal training sessions. In our PT sessions, Andrew is able to tailor the workout help me reach my specific fitness and aesthetic goals. I’ve watched my body fat percentage drop each month, seen an increase in strength and cardiovascular performance, and improved my overall fitness. My PT workouts, combined with unlimited access to my trainer’s nutritional expertise , have helped me become healthier, fitter, faster and stronger!”
“Ive been a member since February 2012. I was invited to Fit Crew by a friend 4 years ago. It did not take long before I became obsessed with the atmosphere, the camaraderie, the 3-4 mornings per week workouts and the feel-good results! In over four years I’ve never done the same work out twice. They’re the only gym in town that has a 5 AM training session, and that works out great with balancing work and family. They customize movements and skills to fit your current level, while also programming challenging, well-rounded workouts to keep pushing you harder and faster. My wife and I have also used the personal training by the coaches to help prepare us for successful summitting of big mountain climbing expeditions, such as Mt. Rainier in Washington State, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and Aconcagua in Argentina.”
“I’ve been training with the team at Fit Crew for over a decade now. Unlike the vibe at most gyms, you feel like you’re part of a big extended family. It’s the type of workout you can stick with because it’s different every time you go. These guys really know their stuff, from nutrition to all facets of exercise physiology…I’m addicted!”
“We would like to thank Niels for taking our “working out” to a training way of thinking! Niels has helped us realize we can do anything! We have been training with Niels for 10 years! Thank you “
-Kurt and Gretchen Doppelheuer
“I joined Fit Crew about 5 years ago it rivals all other places I have ever trained no matter your athletic skill everyone pushes everybody to get the most of their workouts! “
“I decided to give Fit Crew a try after wanting to lose the last five pounds of baby weight. Instead, I dropped twice the weight AND 11% body fat. Three years later I’m stronger and healthier than ever. Fit Crew is more than a gym to me, it’s a lifestyle.!”
“I have been working out at Fit Crew since 2012. It is the most intense cardio and weight work out you can have. Not just a “cross fit” gym. All the trainers and other members make you motivated!! I am 43 years old .. I have tried others gyms and this is the best place you can go! “
“Andrew is the most knowledgeable trainer I have ever had. Thank you Andrew for having patience with me and getting me into shape.”
“I began attending fit crew severely out of shape just shy of my 30th birthday. I was desperately looking for something to trick myself into doing cardio. Fitcrew was exactly what I needed. Five years later I’m hooked for life and I’m in better shape than I was in my early 20’s”
“Fit Crew has become a way of life for me thanks to the excellent program, experience, and coaching that Niels and Andrew have developed and offer to people of all ages and no matter what physical condition with which you start. They truly created magic in combining their skills to train others in getting in the best shape of their lives without fluff and literally without walls and boundaries. My agic in combining their skills to train others in getting in the best shape of their lives without fluff and literally without walls and boundaries. My week isn’t the same without my training regimen at Fit Crew! I’m so grateful to be part of the team!”
“I began training with Andrew Terman and Niels Renzenbrink at Fit Crew in 2011 where I would attend the group classes approximately three times a week. Somewhere in late 2012, I got the bug to compete in an organized Cross Fit competition, circling one on the calendar for spring of 2013. It was at this moment that I realized I would need one-on-one training to really be prepared (and not embarrass our training community). Through a perfect combination of diverse training methods, individualized programming, challenging goal setting and a laser focus on nutrition, Andrew had me more than prepared for this competition. His professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to his craft, and ability to adapt to a specific client’s needs and abilities, as well as his high degree of patience with a stubborn client (me), provided me with the perfect scenario for success and a firm foundation for continued growth not only physically but mentally. I have yet to find a training facility that matches Fit Crew.”
“My family and I joined Fit Crew a couple of years ago, and I can see changes, not only in my shape, but also I feel stronger and healthier. Recently, my family and I went to a trip to China for a couple of weeks; we were hiking, biking, climbing, among other outdoor activities, and we feel that Fitcrew workout helped us survive this trip without being injured, or having muscle cramps. Definitely, we see Fit Crew not only as a good workout, but as a family where everyone is taking care for each other. “
Joining Fitcrew has been one of the best decision we have taken as a family. Families that workout together, stay together.”
“The atmosphere at Fit Crew is inviting with absolutely zero pressure to compare yourself with others and the Fit Crew training team is top notch; knowledgeable in all aspects of nutrition, joint care, muscle tone and building, and cardiovascular development.
Since joining FitCrew in 2012, my body weight has dropped 30lbs, my core strength has increased substantially, and my overall strength has increased beyond my expectations. I am in the best shape of my life at the age of 48.”
-Bruce A. Bottorff
“Fit Crew has been a game changer for me. I have always enjoyed working out and being fit, FitCrew takes working out to a whole other level. Niels and Andrew are awesome trainers and provide immediate feedback and support. There is a camaraderie that I have only experienced at this gym, we support, encourage, and celebrate eachother!”
“Fit crew has changed my life in so many ways. I was always somewhat fit but never like this since my days serving in the US Army. Being 50 years old and able to do what I can do, thanks to the incredible workouts and trainers, has helped me be stronger in my very physical career of flipping houses. And not only has fit crew made me feel stronger and better about myself, the people there have become my close circle of friends!”
“I’ve spent years at Fit Crew working with Niels. His passion and dedication making sure every athlete gets exactly what they need is what makes him the best trainer I’ve ever worked with. I’m very appreciative for all his hard work getting getting my body back to competing again.”
“Niels is an example of a consummate professional. Each workout is different and pushes you beyond what you believe you can achieve. His knowledge of body dynamics and his motivation is a major factor on where I am today.”
“I did my first pre season in Fitcrew for 2 weeks just before starting my 2016 tennis season. The first 3 days were really really tough and painful but Neils got me through it and starting the second week I knew his workouts will make a big difference into my movement and physical conditioning. It didn’t take long to see the first results as I went from #75ATP to #37ATP in less than 5 months .
I just keep on doing his workouts as much I can on the road and as soon as I have some time off I go to Bradenton and come work out at Fit Crew. Andrew helped me out on my diet and I lost a dozen pounds and 3% body fat in 10 days just by following his diet and working out with Neils .
I just wish I could have them on the road with me all year long .”
“Yes, it was amazing work for me and it helps me a lot. I get much stronger for a shot time and of course I would like to work more when I will be in Florida.”
“At birth, I was diagnosed with an eye disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) which has prevented me from ever being able to see a single thing. Physical exercise and meditation has always been present in my life to help me cope with my daily struggle. After my father, Dan Vickers, proudly introduced me to Fit Crew in 2012, I was very impressed by the friendly people and fun atmosphere, so I chose to take on the opportunity after attending several classes on Saturday mornings. Three stressful years went by and I finally decided to return to the gym and begin personal training. Working one-on-one with Andrew has completely changed my perspective on life. Because of him, I have been transformed into a healthier, happier, and much more mature man with the desire and inspiration to begin college very soon and study the field of holistic nutrition. He has not only taught me so many various fun exercises that I never thought were even possible to do, but he has also very much helped me to easily deal with mental preparation, staying dedicated, continuing to give the best every day, always challenge yourself by stepping out of the comfort zone, and most of all, how to eat healthy like a champion. Andrew’s extensive knowledge, professionalism, energetic agility, perseverance, and dedication has pushed him to become the amazing trainer, nutritionist, coach, and gentlemen that he is today.”